Whenever I've fallen out of the habit of blogging, I ease my way back in with a Music Monday.
This week I'm going to give you a bit of pop fluff, and a bit of pretentious gloom, and hope it averages out to some good listening for you.
Nicola Roberts was a member of Girls Aloud, the height of manufactured pop. She was known as the ugly one (cue Teen Girl Squad) presumably because she's pale and ginger. Anyway, now she makes her own teenybopper beats, and sometimes bothers to put on pants. But not in this video.
Perfume Genius has a horrible horrible name. He caused a bit of a stir last month because of this perturbing video, which youtube has deemed unsafe for family viewing, but you'd be hardpressed to say exactly why. Homoerotic cuddling? I would have picked another song for you, but those he has made videos for are about 10 year old serial killers (true story), statutory rape and suicide (fictional? sad nonetheless) and sexual exploitation. So that being said, this song is a bit sad but beautiful, but you may not want to delve deeper as they get sadder, and less beautiful.